Dentures are a popular and effective method of tooth replacement, but denture wearers have many valid complaints with regard to loss of comfort, convenience, and health. For this reason and many others, Dr. Loren Frumker recommends dental implants in Cleveland for patients who are missing teeth.
The Comfort of Dental Implants versus Dentures
Dental implants are generally considered to be more comfortable. This is due to the fact that dentures rest directly on the gums and may irritate the gum tissue. Dental implants, on the other hand, consist of a titanium post that is fused with your jaw bone, integrating with your body. Patients who select dental implants after dentures report improved speech and a renewed ability to eat a variety of previously restricted foods.
The Health Benefits of Dental Implants versus Dentures
Physically, dental implants stop the process of bone deterioration that begins when a tooth is lost. The titanium implant functions as your lost tooth root would, stimulating the jaw bone. Dentures, unfortunately, do nothing to halt the loss of bone density. Worse still for denture wearers, the progressive bone loss will often cause greater discomfort as the jaw bone that supports their dentures shrinks in size.
Depending upon the technique utilized for your tooth replacement, dental implants can help to protect your natural teeth. In the case of a traditional multi-unit bridge, for example, the healthy teeth adjacent to the missing tooth would be ground down to accommodate crowns. These crowns are necessary to support the bridge. If dental implants were utilized, either singly or to support the bridge, natural healthy teeth would stay intact.
Emotionally, dental implants in Cleveland can enhance your quality of life. Denture wearers often cite the embarrassment slipping dentures as well as the need to remove them. Dental implants are a permanent, stable solution that look and feel similar to your natural teeth.
Feeling good about the way you look and feeling confident about your mouth when talking, smiling, or eating is invaluable. Call Dr. Frumker in Cleveland, OH today to schedule your dental implants consultation.